Date: 11th October, 2017
Venue: Cineworld, Silverburn – Excellent as always.
Movie: A pretty thin story line about a man turned against radicals by the murder of his wife to be. The movie misses out on explaining how an ordinary Joe, turns himself into a multi-lingual ninja, with every skill required to fight against radicals and basically takes us straight to his ‘OK Corral’ moment, via a quick training stint with Michael Keaton’s ex navy-seal ninja school and along the way he gains the full support of the CIA. A bit far fetched, which is the general theme for the movie. This culminates in the final act of the movie, which did not really retain any believability. However, having said all that, many a movie with all the above still manages to succeed and to entertain and this film is not really an exception. The film was fast-paced, although as with all these films, you begin to wonder if special agents and says, etc. can ever be beaten into submission and not get up the next day, ready to start a new day at the office, their powers of recovery are exceptional!
Having said all the above, I still enjoyed the film and would not advise anyone to avoid it, just don’t expect too much from it. A reasonable film.